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A Look Back at 2012 on the Science Buddies Blog

As the 2013 science fair season gets underway, get inspired by what's possible for student science—and science at home—with a recap of last year's posts about science projects, science news, and family science.

The New Year is underway, and even during the semester break, many students are working with zest, determination, and curiosity on their science fair projects. As we welcome in 2013 and the coming months of the science fair season, here is a brief look back at a few of our favorite Science Buddies blog posts from 2012. Some of these posts highlight science news and ideas for student investigation; others contain strategies and activities for families who want to make more time for science at home. Whether you are still looking for a science fair project or have resolved to make science a more routine part of your family's daily interaction, we recommend this collection of posts:

2013-lookback_galaxy.png Parent Perspective: Understanding Your Role in Your Student's Science Project The Science of Video Games Girls and Engineering
Science Fair Projects with Real-World Impact Lab Notebooks Science and Art: Mutant Sunflowers Putty Science: Family Fun with Polymers
Family Dinner: Serving Up Science High School Scientist Develops Cancer Screening Test Find a Feather, Pick It Up? The Wonder of Bioluminescence: Organisms that Glow
Arsenic and Rice Putting Your Eggs All in One (Dye) Basket Licorice Root, Please Artificial Intelligence and Cancer Diagnosis: Meet the 2012 Google Science Fair Winner


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We are also excited about all of the students who shared their science success stories with the Science Buddies community in 2012. You can reach their stories (and many more) in our Science Buddies in Action area. Are you doing a science project this year and want to share your experience? If so, email Science Buddies at blog@sciencebuddies.org.





Images: Dwarf galaxy (R. Jay GaBany (Blackbird Observatory)), bubble (Bigstock), bioluminescence (August Bach), rice (Wikipedia), eggs (Emily Weaver Brown), licorice (Wikipedia), Brittany Wenger (Andrew Federman).

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School and family science weekly spotlight:

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Take a sneak peak at an exciting pair of hands-on science and engineering activities that Science Buddies has planned for USASEF visitors and get inspired to make your own robots this week in celebration of National Robotics Week—or experiment with your own catapult project!

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Robotics engineers are experimenting with soft robots and robots modeled after biological organisms. With a squishy project at Science Buddies, students can get in on the action and test their own soft, air-powered, robot. A recent story in MIT News...

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School and family science weekly spotlight: What conditions cause yeasts to be most active during fermentation?

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School and family science weekly spotlight: musical straws.



Your Science!
What will you explore for your science project this year? What is your favorite classroom science activity? Email us a short (one to three sentences) summary of your science project or teaching tip. You might end up featured in an upcoming Science Buddies newsletter!


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